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Application 4

PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:36 am
by Monica
It is highly suggested that you complete Basic missions before attempting Application missions.

If you need help with this mission, make sure you have a legitimate question. Questions like, "How can I find the password?" or "Where do I find the string?" is UNacceptable. Why? Because a.) You're stupid. b.) You obviously want to be spoonfed BECAUSE you're stupid or c.) You want to complete the mission for points because you think you can redeem them for a cheeseburger at McDonalds. I'll tell you what - below is a list of what you may need to know to complete many Application missions. Please note, not all are necessary to complete this particular mission.

In the end, we hope you do learn. That is the point of being here on HTS.

Knowledge May Be Required:
- Code Analysis/Hex-Editing
- ASM Knowledge
- Compiled Languages (i.e. C/C++, VB)
- Interpreted Languages (i.e. PHP, Perl)

Useful Tools:
- Ollydbg
- Decompiler

** P.S. Posting answers and/or spoilers (i.e. mission links, mission file names/gages, scripts/code) will DEFINITELY result in multiple warnings/bans.

The End.

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:14 am
by Mercurial
Should I be focusing on enabling one of the buttons so I can click it, or displaying the messagebox itself (without clicking one of the buttons)? Or anything third ? I found a messagebox function, but I'm not sure how (and when) to make an unconditional jump to it (thats one idea on my mind).

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:24 am
by midnite_cowboy
Instead of trying to force the program to do you what you want, see if you can SIDESTEP the obstacle and get the info somehow else...

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:29 am
by bergqvist
Im not sure if this is the right place for this report,

I could run app 1 - 3 allright in Wine, think they where coded in c++ or somthing, but now when i tried running app 4 it didnt work, and app 4 had traces of VB so im guessing VB compiled apps dont work well with Wine.

i have learned much from apps 1 - 3 so im really hoping for the other apps also. would be cool with more linux versions though for experience.

./Berg - My Pace

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:38 am
by jgs1
bergqvist wrote:Im not sure if this is the right place for this report,

I could run app 1 - 3 allright in Wine, think they where coded in c++ or somthing, but now when i tried running app 4 it didnt work, and app 4 had traces of VB so im guessing VB compiled apps dont work well with Wine.

i have learned much from apps 1 - 3 so im really hoping for the other apps also. would be cool with more linux versions though for experience.

./Berg - My Pace


For anyone else using wine who has run into problems starting with the forth application a fix is available through wine called winetricks. http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks offers installation instructions and worked for me on the first try. And just a note, in particular the package that winetricks will help install to get the 4 application working is called vb6run.

in brief:
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$wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks
$sh winetricks vb6run

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:58 pm
by fire_ball
I'm having trouble with this one
does it require a decompiler?
if so can someone recommend a good opensource one?

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:09 am
by tobiasente
yes,

http://www.hackthissite.org/pages/programs/programs.php

decompiler ... there is only one, VB Decompiler Lite
debugger ... maybe you will need it, Olly Debugger(OllyDbg)

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:14 am
by fire_ball
Thank you very much, I believe I know what to do now

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:35 am
by kutkloon7
Is this one also possible (and not too hard) to do without the VB decompiler?

Re: Application 4

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:57 pm
by mookalovesgloop
peace!
soooo based on what i've read in the forums and in xvi i'm thinking i might need to try something called sendkeys?? but i also notice that this challenge is only worth 15 points...the points are set according to the difficulty of the challenge right? so i'm wondering do i really need to go f-ing around in .dll files for something that should be so simple...

in xvi, i'm thinking i need to alter the "form1" info "command3" in particular stands out to me...anyone wanna help me out with this one?
hotep
mooka